Situated at 3,680 meters above sea level, Tungnath is home to the highest Shiva temple in the world. It’s a gorgeous climb from Chopta in Uttarakhand; with unprecedented Himalayan views.
This is a perfect time to head there because during summers, the meadows are lush green with a variety of flora dotting the landscape. Usually, a pilgrimage to Tungnath is undertaken as part of the Panch Kedar (five temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in Uttarakhand) trek covering the five temples of Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheswar and Kalpeshwar.
However, if you just want to explore Tungnath exclusively, the best way to reach here is after a 4km trek from Chopta. It’s an incredibly beautiful trek; the stone paved trekking path is fitted with proper benches to provide extra comfort to the trekkers. Also, the trail affords unadulterated views of majestic mountain peaks such as Chowkhamba, Nanda Devi, Neelkanth and Kedarnath.